The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gaming
South East / Berkshire
Rank 97 112 124
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +12
Contract jobs citing Games 7 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.35% 0.43% 0.32%
As % of the General category 0.88% 1.10% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 5
Median daily rate £438 £298 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.05% -32.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £204 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £404 £569
UK excluding London median daily rate £353 £334 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.53% -4.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £29.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £20.00 £31.35
% change year-on-year
- -36.20%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

General Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
796 1002 1218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 40.06% 39.36% 43.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 447 534
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £235 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 30 31
Median hourly rate £30.00 £15.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.54% -13.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £48.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £31.50 £22.85
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +37.85%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing Games as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the General category.

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Games
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Games across the Berkshire region.

Games Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Games
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Games across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017.

Games Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Games
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Games across the Berkshire region.

Games Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Games
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Maidenhead -2 3 £525 +20.00% 2
Slough - 1 £350 -
Games
South East

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Games.

1 4 (26.67%) Scrum
1 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (26.67%) Integration Testing
2 3 (20.00%) C++
2 3 (20.00%) OpenGL
2 3 (20.00%) SDLC
3 2 (13.33%) Dashboard Development
3 2 (13.33%) Big Data
3 2 (13.33%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (13.33%) Video on Demand
3 2 (13.33%) HTML5
3 2 (13.33%) Node.js
3 2 (13.33%) WebGL
3 2 (13.33%) Analytics
3 2 (13.33%) HTML5 Canvas
3 2 (13.33%) Algorithms
3 2 (13.33%) Records Management
3 2 (13.33%) SAS EBI
3 2 (13.33%) Video Content Ingestion
3 2 (13.33%) DirectX
3 2 (13.33%) DRM
3 2 (13.33%) Documentum
3 2 (13.33%) SAS
3 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (13.33%) HTML
3 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (13.33%) SQL
3 2 (13.33%) Web Services
3 2 (13.33%) C
3 2 (13.33%) WDK

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (13.33%) CMS
1 2 (13.33%) Documentum
1 2 (13.33%) SAS
2 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Big Data
1 2 (13.33%) SAS EBI
2 1 (6.67%) Base SAS
2 1 (6.67%) SAS Visual Analytics
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Bugzilla
General
1 2 (13.33%) Danish Language
1 2 (13.33%) Marketing
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Tester
2 3 (20.00%) Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Consultant
2 3 (20.00%) Developer
3 2 (13.33%) 3D Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Documentum Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Games Tester
3 2 (13.33%) JavaScript Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Technical Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Development Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Digital Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1 (6.67%) Graphics Developer
4 1 (6.67%) HTML Developer
4 1 (6.67%) IT Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) IT Business Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) SAS Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Unity 3D Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Video Game Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) OpenGL
2 2 (13.33%) DirectX
2 2 (13.33%) HTML
2 2 (13.33%) HTML5
2 2 (13.33%) HTML5 Canvas
2 2 (13.33%) Node.js
2 2 (13.33%) WDK
2 2 (13.33%) Web Services
2 2 (13.33%) WebGL
3 1 (6.67%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Algorithms
1 2 (13.33%) Credit Risk
1 2 (13.33%) IPTV
1 2 (13.33%) Video on Demand
2 1 (6.67%) 3D Graphics
2 1 (6.67%) STB
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Android
1 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
1 1 (6.67%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (26.67%) Integration Testing
1 4 (26.67%) Scrum
2 3 (20.00%) SDLC
3 2 (13.33%) 3D Rendering
3 2 (13.33%) Analytics
3 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (13.33%) Dashboard Development
3 2 (13.33%) Document Management
3 2 (13.33%) DRM
3 2 (13.33%) Migration
3 2 (13.33%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (13.33%) Records Management
3 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (13.33%) Unit Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Video Content Ingestion
3 2 (13.33%) Web Analytics
3 2 (13.33%) Workflow
4 1 (6.67%) Project Management
4 1 (6.67%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) C++
2 2 (13.33%) C
2 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (13.33%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft